Auction 132, Lot 330

"A New and Correct Large Chart of the Tradeing Part of the West Indies", Mount & Page

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1713 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
32 x 18.3 inches
81.3 x 46.5 cm

This rare chart covers from Florida and the Gulf Coast region through Central American and the northern part of South America. It provides a very detailed view of the Bahamas and West Indies with soundings, shoals and anchorages noted. We located the map in a few public institutional collections but cannot find catalog or auction records for it.

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Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened with some minor tissue repairs at fold intersections. There is some faint toning and a repaired tear in the Gulf of Venezuela.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 6/2/2010

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